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  1. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Things getting interesting with TD 13 and 14 Looks like this hurricane season may be about to get really interesting, as if 2020 hasn't been special enough already. I'm sure many folks on here are watching what's rolling off the coast of Africa very closely. Y'all be safe!
  2. Book Reviews
    This well-written and researched book was penned by the historian Douglas Brinkley who rode out the storm at a hotel in downtown New Orleans. It was written only a year after the storm which is an accomplishment because early to market books about disasters are usually hastily and poorly...
  3. General Discussion
    Houston and other regions got another taste of flooding this week. It seems like some people haven't learned much since the Harvey floods. I'm no flood expert, but did learn a few things. Perhaps others can add to the things to be careful of. 1) Until you can prove otherwise, assume flood...
  4. Louisiana
    Well with the ground saturation and recent memories of the Aug 2016 flood, Looks like ******'s remnants will be dumping 7-10" of rain in my area. If anyone's in the Iberia/Lafayette Parish area, the local governments have opened the sand bag locations (Lafayette's is open year round, didn't...
  5. General Discussion
    I just finished some time off from work and glad that I got some stuff done around the house to be ready for the hurricane season. I was able to completely go through my 2 generators and now they are purring like kittens. New carbs, air filters, spark plugs and oil. I can't believe that one of...
  6. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever, at category 5 with winds of 200+ mph will be making landfall south of Puerto Vallarta Mexico this evening. Here is a link to the Weather Channel: Patricia The Strongest Hurricane in History...
  7. Virginia
    It's time again for Virginia's Sales Tax Holiday for back-to-school and hurricane preparedness. I don't see anything new from last year's list but there are still some good prep items to stock up on. Every little bit helps. http://www.tax.virginia.gov/content/sales-tax-holiday
  8. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    http://www.community.fema.gov/connect.ti/readynpm/view?objectId=3239120 Fema presents 2015 Hurricane Preparedness Toolkit! Just in time for Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 24-30 National Hurricane Center's preparedness page http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ "Get a plan. The most important...
  9. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Doubt if many of us have heard of Vanuatu, let alone been there. They're getting major hammered by a bee-atch named Pam. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31883712 Cyclone devastates South Pacific islands of Vanuatu Residents in Vanuatu emerged from their shelters on Saturday to take stock...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Here on the Gulf Coast of Texas, we are getting ready for the 2014 hurricane season which starts June 1. Got me to wondering: are we ready for this season? :confused: After spending time reading on this forum, I think I'm better prepared than in the past but, of course, there's always more...
  11. Events, Connections and Get togethers
    F.Y.I. Here is information for 2 Texas Gulf coast Hurricane Workshops. I've been in Texas for years and been through several hurricanes and tropical storms. Didn't think there was anything really new to see at one of these workshops but I went anyway last year (to the one in Pasadena). So...
  12. General Discussion
    One of the things that attracted us to purchase our home was a skylight in the kitchen that made it so bright and cheery a work area It just dawned on me now,, with the heavy drapes we use to conserve heat in this season..,, how dark this house is , and how much darker it would be with the...
  13. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Quartz (really cool business website IMO) posted a crazy radar image of 3 cyclones that are active in Asia right now. I would post the pic here but the site won't let me grab the URL for the image...
  14. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    I found this today by chance and thought it was pretty cool that there is a government sensible enough to proactively encourage their citizens to prep, rather than simply sitting back and waiting to clean up the damage. http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,178922.html It led me to wonder what the...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm not entirely sure if this has been addressed in full or properly yet, but I am going to ask anyways. So I know that as survival-oriented people, we have stocked and prepared for whatever may come. But the question I have to pose is this; how do you really know if "it" has truly "hit the...
  16. General Discussion
    Gotta vent a bit. Watching Sandy here in South Central PA, waiting for the real fun to start. Drinkin a beer, walk out into the garage. Happen to see my neighbor opening his garage door. Wave high, and he runs over. Now mind you, this guys has generally been nice enough to me personally, but...
  17. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Last year i had a earthquake then a hurricane, this year, i get another earthquake, and whats the odds its deja vu all over again. :(
  18. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I just finished watching a one time show on DIY called Last House Standing. It was basically about techniques used to make houses more resistant to damage from wind and earthquakes. Some of the things they did could be done by anyone who can swing a hammer to their own house. It also showed a...
  19. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    I got the idea for this thread after viewing some of the recent posts about Hurricane Irene. The general public takes a lot of things for granted: electricity, the ability to travel without disruption, being able to use cell phones/credit and debit cards, etc. What lessons have you learned...
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